Fat Albert (2004)

PG   |    |  Comedy, Family, Fantasy

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Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids come to life and step out of their animated, inner-city Philadelphia world.


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27 December 2004 | rbritton
Still a "fan" of the "fat man!"
My 13 year old daughter and I decided that this would be a great Xmas gift to ourselves if we went to see "Fat Albert" on Xmas Day (unfortunately my husband is not not a fan). Apparently there were more people than I thought who had the same idea! Keenan Thompson was amazing as "Fat Albert" and as for the other characters they were also good. The actor who was "Bucky" was definitely a match! To me every thing was so authentic from the mannerisms to the clothing even down to Young Bill's tee shirt of "The Brown Hornet". I was surprised at Rudy's character being so "chivilrous" which is not normally his character but yet it was refreshing to see. I was also glad to be able to see a family movie without fear of profanity or nudity popping up. The movie also teaches some valuable lessons on self-esteem, good manners, and friendship. I would love if there was a sequel (maybe "The Brown Hornet" could be included also)! I can truthfully say that I am still a "fan" of the "fat man!" Also I would like to say that the ending was wonderful!

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Did You Know?


Some of the characters in the movie take their names from Bill Cosby's old sketches, such as his girlfriend's name of Doris, his running track at Temple and high jumping, and the "Buck, Buck" sketch that opens the cartoon part of the movie.


Salesman: That'll be $10,428 and 22 cents.
Fat Albert: Uh, I... I don't have any money.
Salesman: Why didn't you tell me that?
Fat Albert: You didn't ask.


Fat Albert's shirt was clearly fading before the scene where he's hanging outside the window trying to get Lauri's attention. However, when he's at the window, his shirt is bright red again. It returns to being faded when he lands on the garbage bags.

Crazy Credits

As the end credits begin, the animated Fat Albert starts to sing the title song again. Suddenly the live action Fat Albert bursts halfway through the picture, 'looking out' at the audience and picking out audience members, saying that he has to stop the movie so he can help them and telling one guy in the back getting out of his seat that he needs to stick around for the end credits. At this point the cartoon versions of the Cosby Kids finally manage to pull Albert back into their world, and the end credits continue.


Welcome Back
Written by
John Sebastian
Additional Music and Rap Lyrics by Mase
Performed by Mase
Courtesy of Bad Boy Records, Inc. & Universal Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
(contains a sample of "Welcome Back" performed by John Sebastian)
Courtesy of John Sebastian Music)


Plot Summary

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy | Romance

Box Office


$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,021,510 26 December 2004

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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